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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
O-V-u-sq-n-7-a
Focus:
Overall: Various items (O-V)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

In most ways my life is close to ideal
1  strongly disagree
2
3
4
5
6
7  strongly agree

Item in Diener's Satisfaction with life Scale (SWLS)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Vitterso et al. (2002): study ZZ World samples 1995 College students, 41 countries, 1995-96 N = 6949
Mean
= 4.500
SD
= 0.440